Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Public Service Message To Criminals - Stay Away From Texas!

We all know that there are areas of the country that have been hit harder by tough economic times than some other parts of the country. Times like this often find people from harder hit areas moving to better areas in order to find work and support their families - they follow the money. For instance, people in Detroit where unemployment is well into double digit percentages might move to Texas where the recession is less of an issue. Unfortunately, the criminal element also tends to move from hard hit areas - they follow the money.

Here's a warning to the criminal element planning to move to Texas - Don't Do It. Don't move to Texas. In Texas you're very likely to find yourself on the wrong end of a law-abiding citizen's gun. Since it appears you know how to read (you're reading this) you should read the following stories which appeared in Texas news this year:

The Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas, 03/29/09
Around 6:15 p.m. two armed criminals attempted to rob a cell phone store in Harris County, Texas. When the robbers demanded money from the store owner, the owner drew his handgun, causing the robbers to flee. The store owner chased the men to the parking lot in an attempt to get a description of their vehicle. Before reaching the car, one of the criminals turned and pointed a gun at the store owner. The owner fired at the criminal, striking him. The wounded criminal attempted to run across the street but was hit by a car and died.

The Star Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas 03/04/09
Around 1 a.m. 57 year-old Robert Earl Bardwell illegally entered a home in Weatherford, Texas and began assaulting the homeowner’s 34 year-old son. After ordering Bardwell to leave, the 66 year-old homeowner fired a shot into the ceiling in an attempt to end the assault. When Bardwell refused to leave or cease his attack, the homeowner fired at Bardwell, killing him. The homeowner was not arrested during the incident.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph, Tyler, Texas 02/03/09

Around 9 p.m., a burglar broke into the Tyler, Texas apartment of a 31 year-old woman and her children. The woman rushed her children into her bedroom, grabbed a phone and her gun and called the police. As the woman was on the phone with a dispatcher, the burglar attempted to break down the bedroom door. The woman fired her handgun through the door, causing the criminal to flee. When police arrived, they interviewed a person at the scene who tipped them off to the location of the criminal, who was suffering from a bullet wound to the jaw. Police noted that within the past 30 days there had been five burglaries within the apartment complex. Tyler Police Public Information Officer Don Martin made it known that it was unlikely the woman would face any charges and went on to say, “You have the right to protect yourself and your family.”

NBCDFW, Dallas, Texas 01/22/09
Around 11 a.m., Gabriel Flores broke in the empty Dallas, Texas home of 79 year-old Iva Willis. Soon afterwards, Iva’s son, Charles Bircher, came by the home and noticed that the door had been kicked in. As Bircher looked inside the home, Flores confronted him with a gun he had stolen in the home . Bircher, a right to carry permit holder, drew his gun and fired at Flores, striking him. Flores later died from his wounds at a local hospital. Bircher was unharmed during the incident and was relieved that he had his gun with him, stating “I feel good I had it with me… If I didn’t, he was going to kill me.” Police have not filed charges against Bircher.

Amarillo.com, Amarillo, Texas 01/08/09
Two armed men broke into a home in Amarillo, Texas around 8 a.m. The homeowner hearing the commotion and having been burglarized several times in the preceding months, retrieved his gun. The homeowner fired at the armed intruders, killing one and causing the other to flee. When the police arrived they discovered a second trail of blood, suggesting that the intruder who fled may have been struck during the incident. Local hospitals have been notified to be on the lookout for anyone with a gunshot wound. The police questioned the homeowner but released him shortly afterwards, with Potter-Randall Special Crimes Coordinator Lt. Gary Trupe stating, “We do at this time feel that they were justified in using the force that they used."

WOAI, San Antonio, Texas 01/07/09
An 18-year-old resident of San Antonio, Texas noticed two armed men approaching his family’s home. The resident retrieved his mother’s gun, while the armed criminals kicked in the front door. The resident fired at the armed criminals, striking both. One died at the scene, while the other was taken to a local hospital. The police have recovered the gun the deceased criminal used during the burglary.

The stories here are all true and are just a sample of incidents where Texans defended themselves, their loved ones, and their property - there are more examples but not enough space here. So, if you're a criminal from somewhere else, take some friendly advice and stay in the rat hole you're in. If you come to Texas the only thing you're likely to get is a free funeral with an unmarked grave.

Does This Sound Familiar?

I want you to read the following entry and then tell me whether it sounds like the current situation in the United States:

…that the State shall make it its primary duty to provide a livelihood for its citizens… the abolition of all incomes unearned by work… the ruthless confiscation of all war profits… the nationalization of all businesses which have been formed into corporations… profit-sharing in large enterprises… extensive development of insurance for old-age… land reform suitable to our national requirements…

Well, does it sound familiar? Does "livelihood for its citizens" sound like expansion of welfare? How about "abolition of all incomes unearned by work", is that a criticism of investors in the stock market and excessively taxing the rich? Is the "nationalization of all businesses... corporations" what is happening to AIG, GM, Chrysler and others? Does it relate to President Obama's plan to put members of his administration into companies like GM? Is "profit-sharing in large enterprises" referring to actions by the Fed or the U.S. Treasury?

Well as familiar as it sounds it's not something from the Obama administration....it's from the 1920's. It's from the Nazi Party's 25 Point Programme. Still seems familiar though.

Hypocrites in Action - PETA Killed 95% of Adoptable Pets in 2008

Hypocrisy at People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) shouldn't seem unusual. After all most liberal groups are "Do as I say, not as I do" in nature when it comes to promoting their agenda. Earlier this week the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) published documents online showing that PETA members killed 95 percent of the adoptable animals in its care last year (2008). Despite years of public outrage over its euthanasia program, the "animal rights" group kills nearly 6 animals each day at its Norfolk, VA headquarters.

CCF Research Director David Martosko said: "PETA hasn’t slowed down its hypocritical killing machine one bit, but it keeps browbeating the rest of society with a phony ‘animal rights’ message. What about the rights of the thousands of dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens that die in PETA’s headquarters building?"

Martosko added: "Since killing pets is A-OK with PETA, why should anyone listen to their demands about eating meat, using lab rats for medical research, or taking children to the circus?"

You would think that $32 million annual budget these hypocrites have it would enable PETA to put their money toward actually "saving" animals rather than killing them. But I guess they need to pay their Community Organizers to get out the message...you know...for the greater good.

I like my version of PETA better since it's not so hypocritical...People Eating Tasty Animals...pass the A1.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

More Evidence We Are On Bizarro World (Htrae)

If you've ever read a lot of comic books like I have, you're probably aware of a supposedly fictional planet called Bizarro World. I say supposedly because the way things are going here in the U.S. I'm wondering if we haven't all been transported to Bizarro World where things are pretty much opposite the way they are on Earth.

The latest evidence of our collective move to Bizarro World is a letter sent to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on March 17th by 65 Congressional Democrats against reinstating the assault weapons ban! Yeah, I said Democrats sent the letter. In the letter the 65 Donkey Party Members of Congress opposed the assault weapons ban by stating, "We believe that this ban was ineffective during the 10 years it was law, and would oppose its reenactment."

In an astonishing break from their anti-gun supporters they also said, "The gun control community has intentionally misled many Americans into believing that these weapons are fully automatic machine guns. They are not. These firearms fire one shot for every trigger pull. Some of the guns that would be banned under proposed bills have been around for more than 70 years, and are often passed down from generation to generation." Wow, isn't Bizarro World strange?

Of course it's more likely that the career polititians who signed the letter are just engaging in some CYA maneuvers. We'll probably never know.

In case you're wondering if your Congressman signed, here are the names (only 2 from CA):

1. Mike Ross (D-AR) 2. Tim Holden (D-PA) 3. Jerry Costello (D-IL) 4. Jim Matheson (D-UT) 5. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) 6. John Dingell (D-MI) 7. Marion Berry (D-AR) 8. Nick Rahall (D-WV) 9. Gene Green (D-TX) 10. Chet Edwards (D-TX) 11. Ciro Rodriguez (D-TX) 12. Gene Taylor (D-MS) 13. Bart Stupak (D-MI) 14. Collin Peterson (D-MN) 15. Harry Teague (D-NM) 16. John Tanner (D-TN) 17. Allen Boyd (D-FL) 18. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) 19. Eric Massa (D-NY) 20. Steve Kagen, M.D. (D-WI) 21. Betsy Markey (D-CO) 22. Paul Hodes (D-NH) 23. Ron Kind (D-WI) 24. Peter Welch (D-VT) 25. Leonard Boswell (D-IA) 26. Tim Ryan (D-OH) 27. Walt Minnick (D-ID) 28. John Boccieri (D-OH) 29. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) 30. Tom Perriello (D-VA) 31. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) 32. Ben Chandler (D-KY) 33. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) 34. Debbie Halvorson (D-IL) 35. Travis Childers (D-MS) 36. Tim Walz (D-MN) 37. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) 38. Solomon Ortiz (D-TX) 39. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) 40. Rick Boucher (D-VA) 41. Mike McIntyre (D-NC) 42. John Murtha (D-PA) 43. Bart Gordon (D-TN) 44. Zach Space (D-OH)
45. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) 46. Lincoln Davis (D-TN) 47. Artur Davis (D-AL) 48. Charlie Melancon (D-LA) 49. John Barrow (D-GA) 50. Christopher Carney (D-PA) 51. Dan Boren (D-OK) 52. Parker Griffith (D-AL) 53. Charlie Wilson (D-OH) 54. Heath Shuler (D-NC) 55. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) 56. Jim Marshall (D-GA) 57. Jason Altmire (D-PA) 58. Larry Kissell (D-NC) 59. John Salazar (D-CO) 60. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) 61. Frank Kratovil (D-MD) 62. Glenn Nye (D-VA) 63. Bobby Bright (D-AL) 64. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) 65. Joe Baca (D-CA)

You should also note that 65 Democrats isn't a majority of the Democrats serving in the House of Representatives.

Monday, March 16, 2009

What Do Radical Islamists And PETA Have In Common? Me.

Maybe my mind works in odd ways but sometimes weird things occur to me. This time I was in the local Tony Roma's when I figured out I must be hated by Radical Islamic Jihadists and members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Yeah, at the same time!

I know they seem very different but they hate some of the same things...or people. In this case the epiphany came while I was eating a full rack of baby backs (original flavor). You see dear reader...Islam forbids eating pork...and PETA has a hissy fit when people eat animals. And, here I was doing both! I'm a Carnivorous Infidel!!

I'm sure I'll be a marked man for pointing out something else. They have something else in common...they both take advantage of children. Jihadists convince kids to blow up themselves and others. PETA tells horror stories to kids to scare them into vegetarianism.

What else? Well, both groups...Jihadists and PETA...supported the Democrat candidate in the 2008 Presidential election. No surprise there.

Hopefully the Jihadists and PETA won't compare notes on me. 'Cause I'm thinking maybe they come at me with a red paint bomb while I'm eating a pulled pork sandwich.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Obama Wants To Halve The Deficit - What About The Debt?

President Obama (PBO) has been talking and talking about cutting the deficit in half over the next four years. His supporters and Democrat Kool-Aid drinkers cheer loudly when the President says things like that...why? All he's saying is that he's supporting continued government overspending. Cutting the deficit in half just means that he wants to reduce overspending by half - just half? What about the National Debt? Time for another short civics lesson.

The Deficit

The deficit is the difference between what the federal government spends and the revenue it receives from taxpayers during a particular year. Simply, it's the government equivalent of writing hot checks. Obama wants to write fewer hot checks but has no plans to pay back the hot checks already written. Why write any hot checks at all?

The Debt

The debt is the difference between all the taxpayer money that our federal government has ever spent and all the revenue that it has ever collected since the birth of our nation. It's the total of all the annual deficits - all the hot checks government has ever written plus interest, penalties, and bad check fees. Obama has no plan for debt repayment - that will be done by your children.

Instead of cheering President Obama for writing hot checks you should really be pushing him to STOP! The U.S. Taxpayer will eventually have to cover all the deficit spending and repay the national debt that Obama seems to be willing to run up further and further.

Your Right To Self Defense Under Attack By Democrats

I believe people have the God given right to defend themselves, their loved ones, and their property. It's not specifically mentioned in the U.S. Constitution but I believe it's a right anyway. Your 21 year old daughter attending college out of state has the right to defend herself too. However, if Democrats have their way your 5'1" 95 pound daddy's girl is going to need more kickboxing classes to fend off the five 6'4" 250 pound members of a gang who want to rape her, kill her, and stuff her in a dumpster. That's because Democrats are once again attempting to nullify the Second Amendment and make gun ownership illegal...just as I knew they would.

With a majority in Congress and a newly elected Democrat (socialist) President, Democrats in Congress and Legislatures around the country are proposing anti-gun legislation that diminishes a law-abiding citizen's ability to defend themselves.

For example...

Attorney General Eric Holder announced that President Obama's Administration will seek to reinstate the expired federal "assault weapons" ban and impose additional restrictions. Holder said,"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to re-institute the ban on the sale of assault weapons,". It's interesting to note that Holder did not offer any evidence that the assault weapons ban did anything other than limit the rights of law abiding Americans. Holder's testimony during his confirmation hearings before the Democrat controlled U.S. Senate, indicated those other "changes" presumably include prohibiting private transfers of firearms and banning most center-fire rifle ammunition as "armor-piercing." Holder said that new gun control laws are needed because in Mexico, a country with a history of corruption and disregard for individual rights (and strict gun control), there's a shooting war going on between drug gangs and government troops, and some of the gangsters' guns have been illegally purchased in the United States. Apparently AG Holder thinks that criminals and gangsters will obey the new laws even though they don't obey the old ones. He must also think that Mexican outlaws care what our laws are.

In Michigan Senate Bill 268, introduced by State Senator Martha Scott (Dem-2), would undermine a citizen's right to self-defense by imposing ridiculous storage requirements on Michigan gun owners, rendering their guns useless in self-defense situations. SB 268 requires households with children to store their guns in locked boxes with trigger locks installed. So, if passed Michigan gun owners would have to hope that criminals breaking in to their homes are willing to wait while the guns are retrieved and unlocked. Will your daughter be able to get to her gun in time? Will you?

In Illinois State Representative Kenneth Dunkin (Dem-5) introduced House Bill 687, to amend Illinois' Firearm Owners Identification Act to require that anyone who owns a firearm in the state carry a minimum of $1,000,000 in liability insurance to cover any potential damages resulting from negligent or willful acts involving the firearm's use. This bill would make owning a gun in Illinois nearly impossible as it would put firearms ownership out of reach for many law-abiding Illinoisans, which, of course, is the point of Rep. Dunkin's bill. Simply stated this would create an economic barrier to self defense. Is your daughter going to school in Illinois? Can she afford the insurance?

In New York Assembly Bill 5884, sponsored by State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat (Dem-72), makes firearms manufacturers liable to the state if their guns cause injury or death to a state employee acting within the course of his or her official duties. The bill would make exceptions for manufacturers who sign a so-called "code of conduct." Among the many components of the "Code of Conduct" is a provision under which manufacturers must agree not to sell more than one gun per month to any individual. Maybe next week Assemblyman Espaillat will submit a bill making pencil manufacturers liable to the state for all spelling errors made by state employees. This is just economic terrorism directed at producers of a legal product. As for the "one gun per month" provision...it's rationing of Constitutional Rights!

There's even more Democrat anti-gun legislation out there and there's a couple of common themes. First, they're attempting to make it extremely difficult or impossible to exercise our Second Amendment rights and our right to defend ourselves. And Second, the registration and tracking of law abiding American citizens who happen to own guns...registration historically has had some really bad outcomes.

Around two million times each year Americans defend themselves, their loved ones, and their property with guns they have the right to own - often without firing a shot. If you don't own a gun you should still support gun ownership and the Second Amendment because you indirectly benefit from it...criminals aren't sure if it's you or your neighbor who's armed.

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